Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Board Game

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My daughter taught me a new game yesterday.  We are a card\board gaming family.  My daughter taught me mancala.  She plays during extended day with her friends.  She upcycled the marbles from the Chinese checkers set that she received for Christmas to make the pieces and she put the eggs  in a bowl to make a board using the egg carton. She taught me once and bested me 4 times. Later her dad came home and she taught him too. She currently reigns  as the Mancala champion of the roost.

With a week left in my break, I hope to continue to learn how to play better and spend more time making memories with her
and the rest of my family.  I wish the same for you and yours!
Thank you for making the time to read my words
this year and have a wonderful holiday and new year!


  1. I love your daughter's resourcefulness! I have wonderful memories of playing games with my children when they were younger. Have a wonderful new year, Beth!
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  2. Perfect in so many ways! Time together and creating a new game what a fun holiday memory. Enjoy the rest of your break.

  3. A wonderful slice! I love mancala - how clever she is to create it from recycled materials. Have a wonderful holiday season!

  4. I love mancala! My sisters and I used to steal my mom's muffin tins and play our little hearts out!

  5. Love the egg carton! May this week move very slowly, giving you lots of family togetherness. Happy New Year!!

  6. I loved playing mancala as a kid! "Only children" know the best 2-player games. :)

  7. Family memories are to be treasured. Savor the moments because children grow into adults sooner than you think. Thank you for sharing, Beth. perhaps, you would like to join me in a new writing adventure for 2015 when I announce the new global gallery I will invite all to join. An example of the collections can be found at the Finding Fall Gallery: http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2014/12/finding-fall-gallery-is-here-with.html.

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  9. I played this game with my kids for years and years, and then took it into my classroom for my students to play at lunch. Great memories!


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